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Thank you President Obama!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized on 6th January, 2016 | No Comments

President Obama shed tears of frustration during his speech on gun violence yesterday. At the same time, militia men called on citizens to come armed to a siege of public land in Oregon and conservative politicians pulled out the same Second Amendment argument that is always used by politicians with an NRA- “A” rating.  And […]
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Will the victories in Paris be traded away?

Posted by in Uncategorized on 23rd December, 2015 | No Comments

Speaking for the climate, Paris is in no way over—in fact it’s just beginning. For President Obama, the Paris Agreement was a climate victory, committing the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26% – 28% (of 2005 levels) over the next ten years. He hailed the agreement as historic, and our best chance ever […]
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Climate Deception: Non-binding “Targets” for Climate, but Binding Rules on Trade in Services

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 21st December, 2015 | No Comments

By Deborah James International Programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research & Global Exchange Board Member.   (Note: This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post)  The whole world is watching as world leaders from nearly every country across the globe meet in Paris this week to set carbon emission reductions targets to address […]
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Church Leaders Support Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Uncategorized on 21st December, 2015 | No Comments

Church Blog ImageEarlier in this month organizers of the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice joined with leaders from Catholic, Protestant, and other faiths at a meeting of the Ecumenical Council of Guatemala.  The leaders of this organization, many who played a crucial role in Guatemala’s peace process, gave their active support to the Caravan and its […]
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Gun Violence is Not Normal

Posted by in Uncategorized on 16th December, 2015 | No Comments

It’s been a rough couple of weeks. Shootings in Colorado Springs, San Bernardino, the release of the video of the killing of Laquan McDonald in Chicago and another police shooting of Mario Woods here in San Francisco make gun violence feel like the new normal.  The Community United to End Gun Violence, a group organized […]
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Rights of Nature report released for Paris Climate Talks

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 3rd December, 2015 | No Comments

th-12.06.33-PMThe next generation could look back on Paris as the time when grassroots movements became the real and rightful leaders on climate with searing critiques of capitalism and endless growth and a transformative solutions based on equity, and living in balance with natural laws.
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Cuba Visits the US: On the Road Towards Normalization

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 19th November, 2015 | No Comments

Ms. Kenia Serrano speaking at the Commonwealth Club with Walter Turner, President of the Board of Directors of Global Exchange.Last week, Global Exchange was honored to help coordinate, along with a coalition of organizations and people, a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area by two important representatives from Cuba, Ms. Kenia Serrano and Ms. Leima Martinez. Ms. Serrano is a high-ranking member of the Cuban parliament and President of ICAP (The Cuban Institute […]
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Embracing Cuba

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 4th November, 2015 | No Comments

Young man with bass (1)Though photographer, actor, and singer Byron Motley grew up in Kansas City, he was conceived in Cuba. No, really. So, 47 years later, when the LA-based artist stepped off the plane in Havana for the first time, he heard a voice telling him: “I’m home”, and he truly was.
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Reflections on a Travel Learning Course to Argentina

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 19th October, 2015 | No Comments

7608520Paul Dean is co-creator and co-editor of The Sociological Cinema, and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ohio Wesleyan University. He took his OWU students to Argentina with Global Exchange in the spring of 2014 and will be going again this upcoming spring of 2016. Read on to hear more about his trip.
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Ecuador, Oil and the Yasuní

Posted by in Reality Tours, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 9th October, 2015 | No Comments

Photograph: Prisma Bildagentur AG/Alamy Prisma Bildagentur AG / Alamy/AlamyThe Yasuní region of the Amazon rainforest is one of the most precious and important areas on the entire planet. A UNESCO world biosphere reserve, many scientists consider it to be the most biologically diverse region on Earth. One hectare of the area is home to a richer mix of trees, birds, amphibians, and reptiles than the US and Canada put together. One big problem: the area also sits on top of lots of oil.
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